Ted Sarandos' Chappelle response prompts plans for trans employee walkout at Netflix

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The company has faced criticism both internal and external for material in Dave Chappelle's The Closer—and for co-CEO Ted Sarandos' response
Trans employees at Netflix are planning a company-wide walkout on October 20th, in response to both the release of Dave Chappelle's recent stand-up special The Closer—in which Chappelle makes a number of homophobic and transphobic jokes and statements, including a loud assertion that he's "Team TERF!" and several statements that trans women are not real women—and CEO Ted Sarandos' response to criticism of the decision.

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News of the walk out comes as news broke that software engineer Terra Field and two other employees had been un-suspended by the company. Field and the others had reportedly been disciplined by Netflix after attending a meeting that they hadn't been explicitly invited to participate in, voicing their unhappiness with the decision to platform Chappelle's work. In a screenshot of an email acknowledging the decision, Netflix management made it clear that it…
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